Eck’s marijuana case continued

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Deborah Kay Eck

— Deborah Kay Eck, the 61-year-old Phippsburg woman accused of growing marijuana in her home outside of Yampa, appeared in Routt County Court for the first time Tuesday.

Drew Johnroe, her attorney, said he got 172 pages of discovery documents Friday and asked for more time to look them over and talk to the District Attorney’s Office. County Judge James Garrecht agreed and set a status conference for 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Outside the courtroom Tuesday morning, Eck declined to comment but said she would be making a statement soon.

Eck’s house was raided by a SWAT team, led by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, on Dec. 16. Deputies reportedly found about 58 marijuana plants and arrested Eck on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and on a “special offender” charge. The special offender tag can be added when a person has previously been convicted of a marijuana-distribution charge, or if the person is thought to be distributing marijuana.

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